Aston Martin's new Vantage GT3 picks up where the V12 Vantage S left off, trimming the fat, optimizing the engine and making the whole thing more hard-core than any road-going Aston that's come before.
The next James Bond film is shooting at Blenheim Palace in England, and we get amateur video of the Aston Martin DB10 practicing maneuvers among lots of exotic cars. The production crew has also graced us with a behind-the-scenes short from shooting in Austrian mountain passes.
Aston Martins don't fetch as much at auction as classic Ferraris, but this unmodified DB5 convertible set a new world record, bringing in $2.14 million when Bonhams dropped the hammer in Paris recently.
The Liqui-Moly Bathurst 12-Hour was run at Mt. Panorama this weekend, and race photographer and friend-of-Autoblog Joel Strickland sent us more than 100 photos of the action. The inspirations for just about every racing-derived exotic sports car was there, the top seven finishers coming from seven different makes, from Nissan to Lamborghini to McLaren.
A 15-year-old boy in Russia is in trouble after crashing his Aston Martin in Saint Petersburg, and then allegedly leaving the scene because he didn't have a driver's license. The boy, who is a soccer player, reportedly bought the sports car with his own money and owned it just three days before the collision.
Spied undergoing testing at the Nürburgring just a few months ago, Aston Martin has now confirmed via teaser video that a road-going Vantage GT3 is in the works, and is coming to the Geneva Motor Show in March.
Collector car insurance company Hagerty estimates that $1.3 billion in classic vehicles crossed the auction block in 2014 in North America, up slightly from 1.2 billion in 2013. About a third of that was just during the Monterey Car Week.
Eight-Speed Transmission Doesn't Hurt, Doesn't Help
The Aston Martin Vanquish is a stunning machine, indeed. And for 2015, there's a new eight-speed automatic transmission mated to that massive V12. Does that help Aston's $300,000 range-topping grand tourer? We take one for a Quick Spin to find out.